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Whitehall School District Bond Measure (May 2010)

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There was a Whitehall School District Bond Measure on the May 4 ballot in Muskegon County for voters in the Whitehall school district.

This measure was approved

  • YES 1,050 Approveda
  • NO 1,012

This measure sought to create a bond in the amount of $11,760,000 in order to help with furnishing and equip various buildings in the school district as well as purchasing new buses.[1] School officials had emphasized the need of this bond, a reduced bond from the failed measure voted on in May of 2009. The school district had gone out to ask resident what they wanted and are hoping the scaled down version will be able to pass more easily with resident support behind it. Upgrades are noted to be greatly needed at many school buildings and officials are hoping that with support the schools will be able to upgrade as needed.[2]

Opponents stated that misuse of funds and stating that property taxes would not increase, when continuing them in fact keeps them raised, was strong reason to vote against this bond measure. They also noted that asking for continued tax increases hurts residents more in the hard economic times.[3]